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Anne Bronikowski, 2017 AGA President,  has rescheduled her meeting for 23-25 March 2018, in Toronto, CANADA

This meeting focuses on quantitative genetics of fitness-related traits in an evolutionary context across diverse species.

 

 

AND COMING NEXT SUMMER:

Save the Date for AGA2018:  President Rosemary Gillespie's meeting, Origins of Adaptive Radiation, scheduled for July 22-25 in Waimea, Hawai'i

 

ARTICLES FROM PREVIOUS AGA PRESIDENTS' SYMPOSIA FREELY AVAILABLE ONLINE:

 

      

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STATEMENT OF THE COUNCIL
OF THE AMERICAN GENETIC ASSOCIATION

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2017 EECG Research Awards Round now closed

Details and application forms for the 2018 round will be available in December.

2017 Special Events Awards Round now closed

Details and application forms for the 2018 round will be available in December.

Did you publish in Journal of Heredity this past year?

The Stephen J. O'Brien Award for the best student paper published in AGA's Journal of Heredity includes a cash prize of $2,000.

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2017 Ecological, Evolutionary and Conservation Genomics (EECG)

Six students/postdocs receive award funding for research projects

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2017 Special Events Awards

6 workshops and other events received funding

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2017 Stephen J O'Brien Award

Best student-authored article by Laura Bergner

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Invasive Lionfish May Be Superfish Hybrids

Read the JHered article by Wilcox, Motomura, Matsunuma, and Bowen here: https://doi.org/10.1093/jhered/esx056

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Interspecies Hybrids Play a Vital Role in Evolution

Bill Murphy, our EIC, is one of the authors of this fascinating article in Science Advances. Also an author on the snow leopard article that features on our most recent cover. Interested in wildlife hybridization studies? JHered has heaps! https://academic.oup.com/jhered/search-results…

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Planning this Fall's Genetics / Genomics / Evolution course?

Check out our free reviews and perspectives!

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AGA members receive 20% off OUP academic titles

Mark Kirkpatrick, the 2015 AGA Distinguished Key Lecturer, has coauthored the new edition of Evolution. This is one of the many textbooks and other academic titles available at a discount to AGA members. Join today!

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CALL FOR PAPERS!

Call for Papers for Journal of Heredity!

1. Next Generation Phylogeography & Phylogenomics
2. Genome Mapping and Genome Evolution in Non-Model Organism
3. Bioinformatics

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How many angelfish dance in the sea?

FREE from Journal of Heredity: DiBattista et al. 2016 found discordance between genetic divergence and color-based taxonomy in the pygmy angelfish Centropyge flavissima complex. In a Letter in the current JHered issue, Delrieu-Trottin et al. offer another take on the number of distinct species in this complex. In response, DiBattista et al. argue their position on the 'devilish taxonomy' of these angels.

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Genetics show that the Florida kingsnake is really 3 species

Read the JHered article by Krysko et al. FOR FREE https://doi.org/10.1093/jhered/esw086

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New Journal of Heredity Website

We are very pleased that OUP has completely modernized our Journal of Heredity website. However, there are inevitably a few glitches - in our case, some articles did not come across from the old website, particularly from 2014 and 2015. If you are searching for an article that has disappeared, please contact Anjanette Baker, Managing Editor, agajoh(at)oregonstate.edu, and I will send you the PDF.

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2015 AGA Symposium Issue NOW ONLINE WITH FREE ACCESS

This issue includes research and review articles from President Katie Peichel's 2015 AGA Symposium, 'Chromosome Evolution: Molecular Mechanisms & Evolutionary Consequences'

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Researchers chart advances in marine mammal genetic sequencing

Online news outlet Phys.org highlights our Invited Review by Cammen et al. Read it for free: https://academic.oup.com/jhered/article/107/6/481/2622897/Genomic-Methods-Take-the-Plunge-Recent-Advances-in

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Are Mendel’s Data Reliable?

On this sesquicentennial anniversary of the publication of Mendel's seminal work, our Council member (and pea geneticist) Norm Weeden examines the veracity of his data in this Perspective. FREE ONLINE ACCESS

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Nocturnal, flightless, endangered 'owl parrot'

A new JHered study has found European colonisation in New Zealand is to blame for a decline in kākāpō numbers.
FREE ONLINE ACCESS!
photo credit Andrew Digby, NZ Dept of Conservation

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We welcome new Associate Editors

Dr Kimberly R Andrews and Dr Floyd A Reed (USA), Prof Xuhua Xia (Canada) and Dr Shu-Jin Luo (China) have recently joined our Editorial Board.

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FREE Perspective article on the new Lagomorph Genomics Consortium

Latest issue of the Journal now online, including our latest Genome Consortium white paper

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The 3 domains of conservation genetics

Boldly visualized by Brian Bowen with an Orlog metaphor, wherein the actions of the past and present influence future outcomes. FREE online

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Two FREE ACCESS feline articles in this issue

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OPEN ACCESS Perspective article

OPEN ACCESS Perspective article on black-footed ferret cloning by our AE and AGA Council member Oliver Ryder and others.

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Finding the 'conservación' in conservation genetics

Read the Special Issue now! Freely available at http://jhered.oxfordjournals.org/content/106/S1.toc

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Rare white whale sighted

For the first time, The Australian white whale Migaloo has been seen in NZ waters. Migaloo has a tyrosinase gene mutation, as described in Journal of Heredity here: http://jhered.oxfordjournals.org/content/103/1/130.short
This article is freely available to read and download.

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Southeast Alaska wolves — Subspecies or not?

Further debate from experts on wolves in Southeastern Alaska and Mexico. TODAY in Journal of Heredity

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Penguins come together

Why are previously isolated little blue penguin colonies now mixing it up?

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Editor's Choice Free Access

In this issue: Problems and Cautions With Sequence Mismatch Analysis and Bayesian Skyline Plots to Infer Historical Demography. Invited Review from Stewart Grant. Coupling population history with climate change is essential for constructing evolutionary and biogeographic scenarios that illuminate the mechanisms shaping species’ diversity.

But molecular clocks calibrated with phylogenetic divergences can overestimate the timings of population-level events. Overestimates disconnect historical population reconstructions from climatic history and confound our understanding of the factors influencing genetic variability.

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How many types of tigers are there?

The newly published article by international authors including our Review Editor, Steve O'Brien, is freely available to read and download from Journal of Heredity.

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ReGeneC Workshop, Bolivia, 14-28 January 2018

The 12th conservation genetics workshop for South American students, 'New challenges in the Anthropocene'. AGA has sponsored students for all 12!

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Statement of the Council of the American Genetic Association

The mission of the American Genetic Association is to encourage the study of comparative genetics and genomics, and to promote the application of genetic and genomic methods to the documentation, conservation, and management of organismal diversity. We are committed to accomplishing this mission together with the most inclusive group of members and contributors possible, unrestricted by race, gender, sexuality, religion, political affiliation, or background. We have worked and will continue to work to broaden participation in this field to reflect the diversity of our broader community. We adamantly oppose any forms of discrimination, and we enthusiastically support the dissemination of peer-reviewed scientific research results to other scientists and the public at large. If any of our members have ideas they would like to share on how we can further achieve this mission, without the influence of politics, we welcome them to do so by contacting your representatives in our society-- the officers and council members: http://www.theaga.org/council.htm

AGA COUNCIL ELECTION RESULTS

Announcing the new AGA officers and Council:

President: Rosemary Gillespie
Secretary: Kelly Dyer
Council: Melissa A. Wilson Sayres, Suzanne Edmands, Andrew J. Crawford, Matthew Hahn

A total of 84 ballots were cast from a membership of 405 (21%). Thank you to all who voted!

AGA supports ConGen for its 20th year

A great interview with Journal of Heredity Associate Editor Taras Oleksyk on the training on conservation geneticists at the annual ConGen workshops.

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Just in time for Christmas

AGA members - Get 20% off all genetics & genomics titles in OUP's catalog. Visit the Genetics gateway page (click on Learn More...) and use the code 29300 at checkout.

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Upcoming Special Events

July 26 to 31, 2015: 8th International Conference on Stickleback Behavior and Evolution

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New Organization Brings Together Top Researchers to Sequence the Genomes of Invertebrates

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Pop Quiz: what creatures make up more than 70% of the approximately 1.9 million described species on earth and have long served as model organisms in many areas of biology? If you guessed invertebrates, you’re right!

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